Heritage Music Blues Fest, 2010 KBA Award Winner Best Blues Festival, August 11,12,13 2017, Heritage Port Ampitheater, Wheeling, WV
"A Weekend of Award Winning Blues"
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BLUESFEST 2017, AUGUST 11-13, HERITAGE PORT
FRIDAY AUGUST 11
11:30am to 1:30 pm "Taste of the Blues"
FREE PREVIEW SHOW - Act TBD
MAIN STAGE SCHEDULE
5:00 to 6:00 Billy Price
6:30 to 7:30 Rory Block & Cindy Cashdollar
8:00 to 9:00 Jontavious Willis
9:30 to 11:00 TajMo: The Taj Mahal & Keb Mo' Band
SATURDAY AUGUST 12
12:00 to 1:00 IBC Winner / Al Hill
1:30 to 2:30 The Corey Dennison Band
3:00 to 4:00 Jack Broadbent
4:30 to 5:45 IBC Winner / Dawn Tyler Watson
6:15 to 7:30 Toronzo Cannon
8:00 to 9:15 Dana Fuchs
9:45 to 11:00 Joe Louis Walker
SUNDAY AUGUST 13
1:00 to 2:00 Seth Walker
2:30 to 3:30 Gaye Adegbalola & The Wild Rutz
4:00 to 5:00 Brandon Santini & Jeff Jensen
5:30 to 6:30 Alexis P Suter
7:00 to 8:00 The Fabulous Thunderbirds featuring Kim Wilson
8:30 to 9:45 Kenny Neal
Second stage line up to be announced soon!
Food Vendors, Artist Market, AfterJams and More
GATES OPEN ONE HOUR
PRIOR TO THE FIRST MAIN STAGE ACT
PASSES AVAILABLE NOW!
WEEKEND PASS --------- $90 - ADVANCE
$105 - AT THE GATE
Value Incentive Package (VIP)-- $130 - ADVANCE
$150 - AT THE GATE
*One 3 day weekend pass
*A logo camp chair, yours to keep at the end of the weekend
(if you have one from a previous year, it may be substituted
for any other souvenir item (up to $35 value)
* AfterJam entry for 3 nights ($30 value)
BACKSTAGE VIP PASS $350
BACKSTAGE VIP Includes:
* all of the VIP benefits plus
* BackStage access
* tented side stage seating
* complimentary self serve soda, water, beer & wine and snacks
* daily meals provided by BluesFest
The Heritage Music Blues Festival began in 2001 when Bruce Wheeler envisioned a Blues music festival in a newly constructed water front park on the bank of the Ohio River in downtown Wheeling. The fact that Wheeling had no blues scene or even a blues club, band or solo artist did not deter Wheeler from developing a festival. Promoted as A Weekend of Award-Winning Blues, the Festival today gets raves from coast to coast. Wheeler's festival features two stages, a Main Stage with Blues Music Award Winners and up and coming IBC solo duo and band winning acts, and a Second Stage dedicated to local and regional artists, from WV, OH, PA, and MD.
The festival is run year round solely by Bruce Wheeler. During the event you can find his wife, Phyllis Sigal & daughter, Amanda holding down the MainGate while his son Leland, who was 12 when the event began, serves as the MainStage Manager. That Blues Family atmosphere spills over to the audience who has traveled to Wheeling, WV from 25 states and 4 countries for the last fourteen years for the annual August event.
Wheeler has been seen during the event doing everything from fixing fence, to being MC & host between the acts.
Along with producing the Heritage Music BluesFest, Wheeler is currently the Executive Director of the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra. Wheeler has said "I like all music, but any musician giving their all, be it on an Oboe, Bassoon, a National Steel Guitar or a Mississippi Saxophone, is the best!!!"
HERITAGE MUSIC BLUESFEST 2017
Heritage Port Amphitheater
8/11/17 - 8/13/17
PLAN FOR ANOTHER YEAR OF AWARD WINNING BLUES.
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